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not enough people really know about it. in the case of monsanto, if your normal farm gets contaminated for whatever reason, it is your responsibility. host: we have got to run. almost out of time. guest: the fda right now has said that they will not require labeling, but they have asked for public comments. on our website we do have, it is a special web site, ge-fish.org, you can find more of the studies that our office has done.
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host: alan, republican line? not much time. let's move on to carl. we have very little time. caller: i hope that c-span does more shows on this, why do we not have labeling? is organic the only way to avoid eating genetically altered food unless you grow your own? guest: currently the only food standard that excludes genetically modified substances is the organic label. unfortunately, that is the only way that we have got right now. but, again, go to our website, let the fda no that in the 10 days from the hearing, which is
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phenomenal, we would love the sea 1 million of you saying that we want this label. host: what about organic, you know what you are getting when you see that label? guest: you are supposed to. the department of agriculture looks over the shoulder of organic serve fires the department of agriculture is cracking down. host: i think that that is it for our time. we will close by giving you the website with more information from the center for food safety about specific salmon, ge- fish.org. thank you so much for being with us on this wednesday. we will take you to the house of
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representatives live next. we will be back tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. today the house is working hard to get out of here, we do not know the schedule will change, but we for sure know that one of the bills on their agenda today is a discussion about compensation for 9/11 first responders who have developed health problems. thank you for being with us. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] periods [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend scott moore, doctorial student, germany. the chaplain: god of the nations, you have chosen many in various ways to show your presence in the world. you have been a guiding light in dark times and a refuge against the storms of life. we ask you to send the spirit of your holy wisdom and compassion to the members of the 111th congress who gather here for this most important work. strengthen them in their work for justice, lead them in their work for peace, guide them as they speak and act for all who would call this great land their home. bless their families and bless them in their work today. grant them the opportunity and the serenity, o lod, on all
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they have achieved so far and unite them in a common vision inspired by your love. we ask this in the name we love. amen. the speaker: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house her approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentlewoman from florida, congresswoman ros-lehtinen. ms. ros-lehtinen: if the visitors could join us in the pledge to our nation's flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker: the chair will entertain up to 15 requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from pennsylvania
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rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. schwartz: last week, the small business jobs act was signed into law marking the latest effort by the democratic congress to partner with small businesses to put the economy back on track. the jobs act makes $30 billion in lending and $12 billion in tax breaks available to small businesses to create 500,000 new jobs. the democratic congress has already helped small businesses by providing tax credits for hiring unemployed workers, producing goods in u.s. manufacturing and expanding incentives for capital improvements. nearly two years ago our economy was losing 700,000 jobs per month. now, we are on path to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the private sector. but instead of joining with us to grow small businesses and the jobs they create, republicans in congress oppose loans to small businesses, oppose the tax incentives for
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small businesses to hire, oppose health benefits and oppose new incentives for small businesses. democratic members stood up to provide small businesses to innovate and create jobs, access to capital and encouraging investment for hiring will make sure that we -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida rise? ms. ros-lehtinen: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to congratulate u.s. one radio on celebrating 30 years on the air. for many residents, u.s. one radio provides the soundtrack for the keys. since 1989, u.s. one radio has been the most listened to radio station in the florida keys. the station also received the edward r. morrow award for broadcasting during hurricane george. these hard-earned accolades is not only due to the great programming but also not station's commitment to the
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keys' community. after the b.p. oil spill, u.s. one radio provided information to monroe residents to keep them updated and aware of the situation, and there is no oil in the keys, folks. come on down. congratulations to bill becker, kevin larue, kevin reding and all of the staff at u.s. one radio for all their hard work. here's to 30 more years. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does the gentlelady from new york rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. mrs. maloney: mr. speaker, today we are considering a bill that is overwhelmingly supported by the american people. the james zadroga 9/11 health
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and compensation act, which i worked with the entire new york delegation, will provide health care who is sick or injured because of 9/11. this is a national issue. those who are suffering come from all 50 states which this chart shows. the darker color shows states that has more than 1,000 of their residents enrolled in health programs. for those americans, the 9/11 attacks are not history but are an ongoing nightmare that is slowly robbing them of their health, their strength, their livelihood and in some cases their lives. thousands lost their lives nine years ago, but since then thousands and thousands more have lost their health. this is not an entitlement program. this is a responsibility to take care of those who took care of us when our nation was
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attacked. and this bill sends a message to future generations that we take care of our veterans from the war against terror. in today's debate, i hope that all members will put politics aside and in a bipartisan way honor and respect the sacrifices of 9/11 victims. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina rise? mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, after months of disastrous job losses and free for all spending sprees, it's quite obvious that a new way forward is needed. through town hall districts, tours and interactive forums, house republicans heard the pleas from hardworking americans wanting to correct washington's misplaced priorities. last week we answered their calls and provided immediate action to create jobs, stop frivolous spending, enhance
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national security, improve health care and reform a broken washington. not only will we extend tax cuts for all americans, we will additionally allow small business owners to take a tax deduction equal to 20%. this is crucial that we move quickly on this nfib goal as it will allow entrepreneurs to keep their own earnings for investments for new jobs. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. congratulations to joy and julian wilson on the birth friday, september 24, 2010, of julian dusenberry wilson jr. in columbia, south carolina. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. >> last week this chamber past another measure to move the american small business forward, the backbone of this country. mr. baca: the small business jobs act provided $12 billion
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in tax cuts for the american small businesses and created $30 billion in lending funds to increase available capital and spur small business lending right here in america and not overseas. this bill was one of many congressional democrats worked on to provide a relief for hardworking americans. that is why we passed the recovery act which boost s.b.a. funding to authorize loans. that is why president obama has always signed into law, i state, eight separate small business tax cuts, eight separate small business tax cuts. the republicans don't seem to get it. instead of working for the people, they would rather work to obstruct and continue to be the party of no. on the other hand, the congressional democrats and the president have constantly supported the american economic backbone. we didn't create this economic mess, but i am confident we will be the ones to lead us out of it. i yield back the balance of my time. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? mr. poe: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered.
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mr. poe: despite objections to the contrary, are fence is still being built along the southern border. illegals object to the fence but the president is resilient. he's standing firm on his commitment to build a fence to keep illegals out. you see over 500,000 illegals cross the border every year into mexico, and the fence is being built at the southern end of mexico to keep people like guatemalans out. it's the mexican southern border they are protecting. you know calderon demand not the -- the united states not build a fans and demand the arizona law not be enforced. but when mexican -- mexico has problems with illegals, calderon says he's building a fence whether illegals like it or not. every country has the right to defend its borders. we should stop listening to anything president calderon says and do what's right for our country. secure our borders by spending immediately the national guard to our southern bosheder -- border. that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? without objection, so ordered. >> middle class families are the backbone of our economy. that is why we shouldn't wait any longer for extending tax cuts to these middle class families. there is also agreement that we should extend the investment portion of the current tax code. so we need a universal agreement to extend the cuts. we can and must take this action now. there is uncertainty within the american families and there is uncertainty in businesses. extension of these taxes have been held hostage by the discussion of whether to extend the rates for the wealthiest americans. we can't afford $700 billion over 10 years just for the highest income earners. with 79% of that $700 billion, get this, going to less than 1/5 of one percent of all american
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taxpayers. that's preposterous. the nonpartisan tax policy center has said the extension of middle class tax cuts would affect less than 2% of all small business. mr. pascrell: my colleagues have put forward our own proposal, a five-year extension of the current middle class tax cuts, a five-year extension of the current tax rates on long-term capital gains and qualified individuals, and one-year extension of the highest tax rates of those making up 500,000. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from maine rise? ms. pingree: -- the speaker pro tempore:er the clerk will report the the title. the clerk: report to accompany house resolution 1674, resolution providing for consideration of the bill h.r. 847, to amend the public health service act to extend and improve protections and services to individuals directly impacted by the terrorist attack in new york city on september 11, 2001,
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and for other purposes. providing for consideration of the bill h.r. 2378, to amend title 7 of the tariff act of 1930 to clarify that fundamental exchange rate misalignment by any foreign nation is actionable under united states countervailing and anti-dumping duty laws and for other purposes. and providing for consideration of the senate amendment to the bill h.r. 2701, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for intelligence and intelligence related activities of the united states government, the community management account, and the central intelligence agency retirement and disability system, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the house calendar and ordered printed. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? without objection, so ordered. mr. smith: mr. speaker, democrats in congress won't tell the american people how much they are going to raise their
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taxes. they are going to wait until after the election when we come back into session. and democrats in congress won't tell the american people how they are going to spend their money. for the first time in 35 years, no budget was offered. meanwhile the democrats are spending almost $2 for every $1 the federal government collects. that puts a drag on the economy and kills jobs. the american people have had enough. it's time to end the one-party monopoly in washington. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? without objection, so ordered. >> thank you, mr. speaker, this democrat will tell you what we intend to do. we put a lot of conflicting opinions during the last week about whether to extend the tax cuts for those at the top of the ladder. mr. neal: it's difficult to break through the clutter burks what is clear in this basic argument is about fairness and the type of tax system we want to create. a recent analysis shows that
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various income levels both a cumulative benefits of tax cuts and the 2011 benefit if we extend the tax cuts to everyone. since 2004, those earning $10,000 have received, $335 in total tax benefits. next year they can look forward to an additional $5 if we extend the bush tax cuts. now, for someone earning $1.7 million, we note they have enjoyed more than $2 million in tax benefits since 2004. and next year, they can look forward to $339,000 in tax cuts if we extend the tax cut system that brush offered as is. $5 versus $339,000? it's a basic question of fairness. the tax code should treat working families better. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlelady from illinois rise? >> unanimous consent to address
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the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. >> -- mrs. biggert: i rise today to mourn the loss of the fire department deputy chief mark johnson. mark's family, his fellow firefighters, and the community are grieving his unexpected loss. we are also celebrating his life as a dedicated public servant. in 1986 mark joined the fire department and has since served as a firefighter, lieutenant, captain, and finally deputy chief. he was driven, committed to the job as a mentor for many young firefighters. his colleagues remember him as someone you could always count on in a selfless, positive person to be around. a veteran with the fire department, mark dedicated his career to saving lives and rescuing people from harm's way. he will be truly remembered as a hero. in addition to his work, he was loved and respected by all who
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knew him. the community of hinsdale has lost one of their own. i offer my deepest sympathies to his wife and son. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon rise? without objection, so ordered. mr. blumenauer: thank you, mr. speaker. in working with 26 oregon national guard members who filed a lawsuit against defense contractor k.b.r., i discovered these oregon veterans have a compelling case that while serving in iraq k.b.r.'s negligence resulted in their poisoning by a very potent carcinogenic. k.b.r. recently revealed of the existence of a still classified contract clause that could shift the cost of all the damages and court fees on to the department of defense and of course by extension the u.s. taxpayers. i vowed to fight to end the contracting clause that shields contractors from their own
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reckless behavior and removes incentives for them to operate responsibly. today i'll introduce legislation that will set important long overdue limits to indemnification agreements and correct this problem with congressional oversight of the defense contracting process. i hope my colleagues will join me in passing this legislation before the end of the session. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? without objection, so ordered. >> mr. speaker, we talk about this tax needs to be less about politics and more about what's doing right for the american people. and january 1 everybody's taxes are going to go up $3.9 trillion overall. the lowest tax bracket goes from 15% to 25%. a family of four, 1,440. and most importantly everybody's talking about jobs and the economy. the number one issue in our area. we have 13% unemployment.
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mr. buchanan: they are looking at raising taxes on small business, they create 70% of the jobs. i know personally it will have a huge impact for someone who is an employer for 30 years and created thousands of jobs. we are in the worst recession since the depression. we don't need a tax increase today. we need to take the politics out of this and do everything we can in the best interest of the american people. we need to extend all the tax cuts. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlelady from maine rise? without objection, so ordered. ms. pingree: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, a recent investigation has found that the department of defense has been denying purple heart medals for soldiers and marines who are injured by i.e.d.'s in iraq. some of these awards were denied because the injured troops received only, quote, minimal medical attention. mr. speaker, if you are serving our country and you are injured by the enemy, you are entitled
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to a purple heart, period. it is not something subject to interpretation by a pentagon bureaucrat. it is not something that can or should be denied based on small print or technicalities. it is utterly outrageous that veterans who continue to pay for this sacrifice with lasting effects of brain trauma are being denied this recognition because they don't have the right kind of injury. these men and women are defending our country. and when they suffer an injury at the hands of the enemy, we owe them. we owe them appropriate recognition in the form of a purple heart. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back her time. for what purpose does the gentlelady from north carolina rise? ms. foxx: permission to address the house for one minute, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. we must stop these job-killing tax increases. house republicans have been listening to the american people. unemployment near 10% is one of their chief concerns. so why are democrats allowing both chambers to adjourn without
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stopping this massive $3.89 trillion tax increase that will hurt small businesses and kill more jobs? our friends across the aisle can adjourn the house this week and walk away from their responsibility to govern or speaker pelosi could allow full and open debate on tax increases before this house has adjourned. we want an up or down vote now. we can't allow the american people and small businesses to continue to face this uncertainty. we were elected to serve the people in our districts not to put our personal political gain ahead of our constituents' welfare. let's vote before we adjourn to extend tax cuts for all americans. no family and no job creates small business owner should face a tax increase on january 1. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? without objection. without objection, so ordered.
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mr. tonko: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to honor the memory of 10 brave women and men who were killed in a tragic attack in northern afghanistan in august and to express my support for the resolution by the gentleman from pennsylvania which we will consider here today. this team of dedicated humanitarian aide works was led by my constituents, dr. thomas little. tom and his wife lived and worked in afghanistan for more than 30 years. they raised three daughters there. and run an organization that has long provided the majority of eye-care services in afghanistan. i'm proud to call them constituents, afghanistan has been their home. like so many parts of america, new york's 21st congressional district has witnessed far too many deaths overseas this year. a fact no less true across the districts of afghanistan where tom little worked with sight and lived with vision. tom and his team were heroes and i'm honored to recognize their service and sacrifice to america, afghanistan, and the
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ideals that unite us all. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california rise? without objection, so ordered. mrs. capps: i rise with great pride this morning to congratulate amir. he was awarded a mack art your fellship grant for his work in high school as an engineering and 23issics teacher. he also established and leads the engineering academy which competes annually in the robotics world championship. for the last two years the high school team, half of which are young women, have been awarded the motorola award for the best designed robot at the competition. he's the first public school teacher to win this prestigious award, and a powerful testament to the importance of science and math education in our schools.
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his innovative, challenging, and outside the box teaching style is exactly what we need to create and inspire the next generation of american engineers, scientists, and innovators. on behalf of the santa barbara community, i want to extend the heartiest congratulations to this dedicated public servant. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon rise? . the mr. defazio: try block every democratic initiative, even those that could aid economic recovery, put people back to work. they could harm people for their own political lend. and remember death panels?
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lie about it. and a right-wing activist supreme court overturning 100 years of precedence, new independent groups, independent groups. every day, one a day are filing with the federal elections commission. they can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money unanimously, no disclosure necessary to try and buy the election for their republican lap dog buddies. well, i got news for you over on that side of the aisle, america is not for sale. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. >> mr. speaker, democrats are committed to extending tax cuts for the middle-class working families. unfortunately, our friends on the other side of the aisle have been unwilling to compromise so far on tax cuts for the wealthy which would add $700 billion to the national debt over the next 10 years. i was proud to join several of
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my colleagues, led by mr. pascrell and mr. wap juano, in sending -- capuano, in sending a letter to speaker nancy pelosi for a compromise on this issue. it provides a one-year extension for higher tax rates for individuals and joint filers making over $500,000 annually, a five-year extension of the middle-class tax cuts for individuals making less than $200,000 and joint filers making less than $250,000 annually. and the current extension on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends. i move we come together to address this issue quickly when congress returns and i urge members on both sides of the aisle to work out a compromise. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut rise? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. >> mr. speaker, the city of
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bridgeport lost a man. bishop moles foreshadowed little of his lifelong leadership, dedicated his life of shepherding the souls of some of the least fortunate people in fairfield county. mr. himes: the presence among his flock reminded me the saying of st. francis when he said always preach the gospel, sometimes use words. the bishop was an accomplished musician and his quires enriched those who heard them and -- chiors enriched those who heard them and those who sang in them. mr. speaker, we will wish bishop moles but we celebrate a life well lived and we take confidence in the fact that as of last week the music in heaven got a whole lot better. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the
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gentleman from new york rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. >> i rise today with a very sad duty of reporting the tragic loss of u.s. marine corps corporal philip charty who just turned 22 years old. charty was killed in action in afghanistan on monday, september 6, 2010. corporal charty, a rifleman, joined the marines in june of 2007, the same day he graduated in high school. mr. murphy: he was deployed once again, this time to afghanistan. corporal charty was willing to give his life to the country he loved. our gratitude cannot simply be expressed nor our sorrow properly conveyed. charty will be remembered as many things. a prankster, a dedicated athlete, a competitor and a teammate. but above all else, he was a soldier, serving his country and community with honor. while philip lived in new
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hampshire he grew up and his family still lives in washington county, new york. my heart goes out to philip's father, also known philip, and his sister, alicia. his father perhaps said it best. philip served his country with courage, honor and distinction. he was a great son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend. he will be missed sorely. on behalf of a grateful nation, our thoughts and prayers are with the entire charty family during this incredibly difficult time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas rise? ms. jackson lee: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, thank you so very much for the opportunity to address this house on an important issue that will be confronting this congress today, and that is the recommitment of the american people to a dream and a challenge of john f. kennedy.
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today we will re-authorize the nasa re-authorization bill, if you will, or the authorization bill to be able to commit america's future to science and technology. although i would have advocated stronger for the work of the house and chairman gordon, i believe that we have the opportunity now to save jobs and to promote science and technology and to provide for the creation of the heavy lift launch vehicle and stop the termination of the work force -- technical work force and contractor jobs that are all across america, from mississippi to houston, texas. in addition, this funding will support the development of commercial crew services. although i am concerned about the heavy emphasis on commercialization to the exclusion sometimes of human space exploration, i want to see jobs being created and jobs being saved. and so i will rise to the floor
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today thanking the house science committee and saying that nasa needs to be re-authorized and jobs needs to be saved. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas -- tennessee rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. cohen: i've been home for a while during the break and during these three weeks listening to constituents, and i understand there are a lot of constituents that are upset because the economy hasn't come back completely. but the economy is getting better and a great indicator is the dow jones average which has gone up in the 10,800 range. it's gone up tremendously this week. the american recovery and reinvestment act, the stimulus bill, has been maligned but has been responsible for at least 300,000 jobs, firemen, teachers on public payroll and keeping taxes down and public employees hired. the middle class has been threatened and threatened greatly. as i sit in committee meetings and think about the future and what happened if this house
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turned over to the other side i realize the middle class will be greatly hurt. it's the middle class that's hurting and the middle class that's concerned. the tea party is being led by some of the richest people in the country who are more concerned about the estate tax and getting 100% of their money sent to the next generation tax-free contributing greatly to the deficit and see the upper 2% that the tax cuts given in the bush years. they talk deficit and they also talk about taxes and spending. well, you can't have it both ways. the bottom line is the richest people of the country are pushing the middle class in the direction that will run them off a cliff. and the home is to the democratic party that is helping small businesses and providing jobs. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? mr. arcuri: mr. speaker, by the direction of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution 1674.
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the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 241. house resolution 1674. resolved, that upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill h.r. 846, to amend the public health service act to extend and improve protections and services to individuals directly impacted by the terrorist attack in new york city on september 11, 2001, and for other purposes. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule 21. in lieu of the amendments recommended by the committees on energy and commerce and the judiciary now printed in the bill, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report on the committee on rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted. the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived.
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the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except, one, one hour of debate with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on energy and commerce. 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on the judiciary. and 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on ways and means. and, two, one motion to recommit with or without instructions. section 2, upon the adoption of this resolution, it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill h.r. 2378, to amend title 7 of the tariff act of 1930 to clarify that fundamental exchange rates misalignment by any foreign nation is actionable under united states counterveiling and anti-dumping duty laws and
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for other purposes. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule 21. the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the committee on ways and means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. the bill, azzammed, shall be considered as read. -- as amendmented, shall be considered as read. all points of order printed in the bill are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except, one, one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on ways and means. and, two, one motion to recommit with or without instructions. section 3, upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to take from the speaker's table the bill h.r. 2701, to authorize appropriations for the fiscal year 2010, for intelligence and intelligence-related activities
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of the united states government, the community management account and the central intelligence agency retirement and disability system, and for other purposes, with the senate amendment thereto and to consider in the house without intervention of any point of order except those arising under clause 10 of rule 21 a motion offered by the chair of the permanent select committee on intelligence or his designee that the house concur in the senate amendment. the senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read. the motion shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the permanent select committee on intelligence. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the motion to final adoption without intervening motion. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized for one hour. mr. arcuri: thank you, mr. speaker. for purposes of debate only i yield the customary 30 minutes to the gentleman from florida, mr. diaz-balart. all time yielded during
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consideration of the rule is for debate only. i yield myself such time as i may consume, and i also ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks on house resolution 1674. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. the gentleman is recognized. mr. arcuri: thank you, mr. speaker. house resolution 1674 provides for the consideration of three bills in one rule. h.r. 847, the james zadroga 9/11 health compensation act of 2010. the rule provides one hour of general debate with 30 minutes controlled by the committee on energy and commerce, 20 minutes controlled by the committee on judiciary, and 10 minutes controlled by the committee on ways and means. the rule considers as don'ted the substitute amendment printed in the report of the committee on rules. finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit. h.r. 847 with or without instructions. h.r. 2378, the currency reform for fair trade act. the rule provides one hour for
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general debate controlled by the committee on ways and means. the rule makes in order the substitute that was adopted by voice vote in the ways and means committee last week. and finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. and, three, the senate amendment to h.r. 2701, the intelligence authorization act of 2010. the rule makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the permanent select committee on intelligence that the house concur in the senate amendment. the motion is debatable for one hour controlled by the permanent select committee on intelligence. mr. speaker, all three bills that this rule provides for consideration of are important and very pressing matters. i will speak to the merits of each this morning, but let me take this opportunity to begin by discussing h.r. 847, the james zadroga 9/11 health and compensation act. i want to start by thanking congresswoman care lynn maloney, speaker -- carolyn
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maloney, speaker pelosi for their dedication of the heroes and survivors of 9/11. i want to thank all my colleagues in the new york delegation. with their support we will finally do after nine years what has been so long overdue. guarantee health for the survivors who served their country in the time of a national emergency. the 9/11 attacks were attacks on the united states. the response was a national response, and providing for those heroes who served our nation is our responsibility because many of them are sick and dying today as a result of their service to our country. . this is a bill for america. as has been repeated many times, there are more than 71,000 people enrolled in the federal world trade center health registry from, and i cannot stress this enough, every single state in the country. thousands of firefighters, rescue workers, first responders, medical personnel, construction workers, traveled to ground zero to help search for survivors, to help clean up
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and to help new york city recover. many spent days, weeks, or months doing this hard work on behalf of our nation. these heroes are now sick. we owe them more than we are currently providing. we are indebted to their service and we must repay that debt if we hope to be able to count on others to act with similar valor if, god forbid, we were ever to face another national emergency of that nature again. i strongly urge my colleagues to -- whether they be democrat or republican, liberal or conservative, northern or southern, eastern or western to vote yes on the previous question and to vote yes on the rule and vote yes on the bill. those who stood up for our country in the wake of 9/11 are now counting on each of us to stand up for them. another important measure of this rule allows for the consideration of h.r. 2378, the currency reform for fair trade act, which is necessary to level the international playing field
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so that united states manufacturers can fairly compete with our trading partners. china's without a doubt undercutting our nation's industrial base by devaluing its currency and dumping products into our markets and we must do something about it. there's no way our domestic manufacturers can compete globally when our trading partners don't play by the same rules. without action, we face the possibility of losing thousands of fair wage manufacturing jobs in upstate new york as well as across the nation. i have dealt with this countless times with the steel industry and have testified before the house ways and means committee and the international trade commission to express my views. it's one of the reasons i became a co-sponsor of the currency reform for fair trade act, along with 159 of my house colleagues, republicans and democrats alike. because we feel that countries like china that devalue their currency should be held accountable and as a nation we should have the ability to defend our domestic business. this rule provides for
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consideration of h.r. 2378, the currency reform for fair trade act, which will require the department of commerce to assess whether our nation's currency rule grant a benefit in terms of the additional currency that country's exporters receive as a result of the undervaluation and use widely accepted i.m.f. methods for determining the level of undervaluation. as amended, h.r. 2378 is w.t.o. consistent because countervailing duties may only be imposed when commerce find based on an assessment of all the facts for an export subsidy has been met. again, i urge all members to support this rule so that we can have a debate here today on this legislation which is so important to the businesses and employees that each of us represents. thank you. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to thank my friend, the gentleman from new york, mr.
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arcuri, for the time. i yield myself such time as i may consume. today the majority brings to the floor another closed rule denying the minority, denying all members the right to offer amendments. in this case to three very important bills. despite debating over 130 rules, bringing legislation to the floor, this congress, we have yet to see one open rule. we have before us a closed rule, as i said before, mr. speaker, bringing three important pieces of legislation to the floor. the 9/11 health and compensation legislation. it is important that we honor police, firefighters, first responders, volunteers also that served new york, really and our
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entire country in the aftermath of the 9/11, 2001 terrorist attacks. those brave men and women deserve to be treated fairly and their families as well. unfortunately, as nobody as this bill is, it is paid for by increased taxes on companies located in the united states that are employing american workers and many of us believe at the time of high unemployment and really economic stagnation our country should not afford -- should not allow, should not allow the majority to raise taxes. with regard to the currency legislation, it's meant, mr. speaker, to provide leverage to
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the administration, to the president. and what is america's ongoing work to achieve a proper valuation of the chinese regime's currency. despite the best efforts of the secretary of the treasury, mr. geithner, and others, the p.r.c. regime has given no indication that they are willing to advance efforts to create a level playing field. that's not acceptable. the distinguished ranking member of the ways and means committee, mr. camp, has included changes in the legislation meant to make the bill client with w.t.o. regulations, but, mr. speaker, make no mistake, the bill is about sending a message to the p.r.c. regime. a message of american unity, and it's important, very important at this time. i think the legislation will move us closer to correcting an
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obvious unacceptable situation. which the p.r.c. regime insists on maintaining, but they need to be clearly informed that they are wrong. with regard to the intelligence authorization, this is the third time in this congress that legislation has been brought to the house floor. the most recent delay was the result of a disagreement between the speaker and the administration and that has caused a significant delay, about an eight-month delay. but the third time doesn't seem to be the charm for the majority to allow an open process to consider this legislation that's very important to our national security. one republican amendment was allowed during the first consideration of legislation, four republican amendments the second time, while 26 majority amendments were made in order. and now we are facing a closed rule, no amendments. the underlying bill contains
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changes that were negotiated with no house republicans' input. the collaboration of one one republican senator -- of one republican senator led the majority to declare this is a borte bill. -- bipartisan bill. despite the speaker's insistence on delaying legislation, the delay has resulted in little tangible change to the requirements that notify leaders of this body and the intelligence committee. instead the administration under the bill retains authority to decide on its own which members of congress receive those vital briefings. the legislation also removes the prohibition on using intelligence funding to bring prisoners from guantanamo bay to the united states and it excludes a bipartisan amendment that would prohibit the granting of miranda rights to foreign terrorists captured overseas.
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i know, mr. speaker, the majority wishes to rush to the exit and be back in their districts campaigning, but we should not pass a bill that hurts the intelligence community in the process. i will at this point reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield three minutes to the gentleman from new york, mr. engel. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. engel: i thank my colleague from new york for yielding to me. mr. speaker, i rise today in support of the rule on h.r. 847, the james zadroga 9/11 health and compensation act. we all know that on september 11, 2001, what happened and i said it on the house floor shortly thereafter, i repeat it again today, i was never more proud to be an american and a new yorker on that day. many of my constituents rushed in to help. carefully many of them -- tearfully many of them perished
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but within the days of the attack nearly 40,000 responders, across the nation, across the united states, 431 congressional districts out of 435, these heroes descended upon ground zero to do anything possible to help with the rescue, recovery, and cleanup. the people that rushed in didn't put themselves first. they selflessly helped others. they pushed in to help their fellow human beings. the question is why should we penalize now, these people who risked their lives? they thought it was safe to work at the site and the air was safe to breathe. they were told this by federal officials that the air is fine. come down and help. they never questioned their own safety when they ran in to help others because they put others in need, ahead of themselves. you know what? the statements that were given about the air being safe to breathe were false. many became sick and the illnesses from exposure to the toxins have developed to become severe, debilitating and for
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some deadly. and these heroes deserve more. for the past nine years have not been kind. so many of the first responders that put themselves in harm's way and the residents of the surrounding neighborhoods, it's estimated up to 400,000 people in the world trade center area on 9/11 were exposed to extreme toxic environment. including asbestos. and the illnesses that those exposed to the toxins developed are severe, debilitating, and for many families simply devastating. many people think that h.r. 847 is a special benefit for new york. no, it isn't. the benefit is with these people. you get sick, you get sick, you die, that's not a benefit. every single constituent, congressional district save three or four, has constituents who are exposed to this day. i call on my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to vote yes on this rule so we can proceed with an honest debate. the american public is fed up with the bickering and fighting. this is something we can and
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should all come together for. i urge my colleagues, please don't vote against this rule and don't vote down the bill because of any kind of politics. let's honor the sacrifice that so many of our constituents made on that fateful day. the pay-fors, for me, if others feel the pay-fors are not proper and want to change them, i'm not particularly bothered by that. i think we need to all put our heads together and pass this bill, whatever the pay-fors are. important thing to pass this bill and help these people. new york was attacked. it was a symbol of this country. it wasn't attacked because it was new york. but new york is a symbol for the united states. let's work together in a show of unity. i talked to a number of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle. we all want to get this done with. let's get it done with. vote yes on the previous question. vote yes on the rule. and vote yes on the bill. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to my friend
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the great leader from new york, mr. king. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. king: i thank my friend from florida for yielding. let me at the outset thank the leadership in both parties for allowing this bill to come to the house floor. whatever differences we have, i'm sure today they'll be resolved in a way that's befitting the congress of the united states. this is a real issue. those of us who live in new york, as my friend, congressman engel said, this is not a new york issue per se because it affects 431 districts across the country. those of us who live in new york we see the reality of this every day we see our neighborhoods, our constituents, who are so severely afflicted by their work at ground zero. many of these illnesses have not occurred until several years later. but the glass in their lungs, the toxins in their blood.
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all of that now is coming forward. you see people in the prime of life, 40, 50 years old. people who run marathons. people who are in shape dying slowly in front of us. this is a real issue. i understand the points the gentleman made as far as procedure, as far as funding. quite frankly i would agree with him on that. when we look at the overall bill. when we look at the goods that would come from this. we shouldn't allow the firefighters, police officers, construction workers, e.m.s. workers to have to wait longer to get the treatment and care that they deserve while we try to resolve our internal differences. we cannot allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good. this is a good bill. on balance this is a very good bill. but for those who are suffering it's absolutely essential that this bill pass. so i wament to -- want to again thank the democratic leadership, republican leadership that's being brought up today. again we can have differences about how it's being brought up, when it should have been brought up, how it should be paid for.
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the bottom line is we are talking about life and death. we are talking about the life and death of men and women who put their lives on the line without asking any questions at all. they just went to ground zero. they worked from september 11, next six, seven, eight months, they put their lives at risk. many of them because of that are now suffering the horrible, unspeakable consequences of the illnesses they incurred from that day. so with that i just ask for passage. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. king: i thank the gentleman for yielding. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: i yield one minute to the gentlelady from new york, mrs. lowey. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. mrs. lowey: more than 70,000 americans from 11 states, including more than 1,100 from my district, descended upon ground zero to recover and rebuild after 9/11. they ran into burning buildings. they rescued trapped workers. they fought through destruction. i know. we were there. just as we provide medical care
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for our troops, we must care for the 13,000 who are now sick as a result of their heroic actions in a top sick environment. they disregarded their personal safety for our country. we must pass this bipartisan bill before us today. nearly all of us represent a responder. no matter where in the united states we're from. and nine years later we have a responsibility to do what is right. vote for the rule and vote for the bipartisan bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker, i yield three minutes to my friend from michigan, mr. rogers. i yield to mr. paulson instead, mr. paulson, also, three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. paulson: i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise in support this week for this week's youcut winner. mr. speaker, how long are the american people supposed to wait before this congress will take action that will positively change the economic prosperity for our citizens? our country can simply not continue down its current path of fiscal recklessness. now, the most recent congressional oversight panel report found that the troubled assets relief program, the tarp bailout program, has not been effective in meeth its statutory obligations. last week i -- affective in meeting its statutory obligations. last week i submitted a legislation that would save hundreds of billions of dollars at that time. i thought, as many did my colleagues, there is no reason throwing good money after bad in a program that's not working. unfortunately congress failed to act and the administration extended the tarp program for another 10 minutes. now, as of this month, $80
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billion in funds have yet to be dispersed. voting for this week's youcut winner, billions of dollars, tens of billions of dollars that are now going to programs that do not work, including more taxpayer money for a.i.g., can be stopped. people are absolutely tired of washington's bailouts. mr. speaker, some will say that the tarp program will end in just a few days, but what you will not hear is that the congressional office will certainly say and has said that the c.b.o. now estimates that the federal government will spend between $4 billion to $7 billion next year and the year after that and the year after that and the year after that. so sadly taxpayers will be stuck with that tab. so when will the bailouts stop? we can and we must do better. americans deserve better. i urge members to end the tarp program once and for all. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: i would reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance
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of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: it's my pleasure, mr. speaker, to yield one minute to the distinguished gentleman from new jersey, mr. lance. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. lance: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to express my support for this week's youcut bill authorized by congressman paulsen. mr. paulsen and i have been vigorous in our efforts to bring the tarp program to a close and to ensure that any remaining funds be used for deficit reduction and not for new government spending. the tarp law was meant to provide a one-time infusion of funds to help stabilize a financial system on the brink of failure, yet, some in washington see tarp as a slush fund for more spending. acking to terminate tarp and -- acting to terminate tarp and tarp-related programs will provide certainty that the remaining funds will not be
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used for further washington bailouts. i urge my colleagues to join me in support of mr. paulsen's fiscally responsible proposal, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from texas, mr. reyes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. reyes: thank you, mr. chairman. mr. speaker, i thank my colleague and good friend from florida for yielding me time on this very important rule, and i rise in support of this rule. as i have in my many times as tenure as chairman, i know i owe a great deal to my vice chairman to the gentleman from florida as well, mr. hastings, who unfortunately has another commitment, was not able to be here, but h.r. 2701 contains a lot that is the product of his work and i'm thankful for his
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long-term support on this important aspect to our national security. the authorities and institutions that govern the intelligence community are set by statute, but the threats opposed by our adversaries continual ousley -- continuously change. this bill will make sure we have the tools we need to keep us safe. this bill includes nearly six years' worth of the statutory improvement. the bill reasserts congress' role in conducting oversight of intelligence activities. and most importantly, the bill fundamentally reforms the process for briefing congress on sensitive covert operations. the bill includes a compromise on g.a.o. which directs the d.n.i. come up with directives governing g.a.o. access to the intelligence community. the bill also creates a new inspector general for the intelligence community with the authority to root out waste, fraud and abuse across the
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community, and also assess the information sharing in that community. the bill includes language to bring intelligence community acquisition procedures closer in line with those of d.o.d. acquisition reforms, including one that was model on the nunn-mccarty act. i would like to make an additional point about process. this is admittedly an unusual time to have an authorization bill. the fiscal year is almost over and all relevant appropriations bills have already been enacted. mr. arcuri: i yield the gentleman for an additional minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. reyes: to avoid significant complications regarding the use of appropriated funds, the bill does not include a classified annex or schedule of authorizations. but those that i have just delineated would make changes to permanent law and live well beyond this fiscal year.
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moreover, i'd like to emphasize that we had a negotiation process that was open as possible. the house and senate intelligence committees had dozens of meetings and countless of hours which both parties were both chambers were represented. like any other point of legislation, h.r. 2701 includes some difficult compromises. not every republican provision or democratic provision was included in the final version. then again, that's the process of compromise in the legislative process. the final bill incorporates a number of republican ideas, including a floor amendment by mr. hoekstra requiring disclosure of the shootdown of a plane in peru. an amendment by mr. rogers regarding jurisdictions overseas.
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at the end of the day this is a bipartisan product. i urge adoption. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the distinguished lady from illinois, mrs. biggert. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for two minutes. mrs. biggert: thank you, mr. speaker. i speak in favor of today's youcut proposal to fulfill a promise made to the american people, tarp must end. since january, 2009, many of us in this body have voted to end tarp, and the continued abuse of taxpayer dollars. congress created the emergency troubled assets relief program, or tarp, as a temporary top gap against an eminent financial collapse. ronald reagan said no imminent financial collapse. ronald reagan said a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see
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on this earth, end quote. the emergency has ended. it's time to terminate tarp and return the money to taxpayers as promised. instead, the government has continued to hand out billions of dollars to irresponsible actors on wall street and has used the money as a slush fund, created new federal programs and paid for $19 million in new spending in the dodd-frank bill. in august, the congressional budget office estimated that tarp will cost taxpayers an additional $4 billion to $7 billion per year over the next three years. and let's not forget that the dodd-frank act make taxpayer-backed bailouts perm -- permanent. our constituents, families and small businesses are demanding tax relief, not more spending
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and bailouts. congress must listen to the american people. this week americans voted overwhelmingly throughout the youcut initiative for this house to end tarp bailout. we need to stop the hemorrhaging and the bailouts and return the tarp funds to the american taxpayers. i urge my colleagues to vote against the previous question. in doing so support this week's youcut initiative and protect taxpayers from more bailouts that we cannot afford. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: i yield a minute and a half to the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for a minute and a half. ms. jackson lee: i thank the distinguished manager of the bill and to the speaker. people are in need in america, and i support the rule and the underlying bill, the intelligence, currency and certainly the legislation of h.r. 847, the james zadroga 9/11 health bill. how long do those first responders have to wait? we've been on this floor before
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where we embarrassed ourselves. these individuals who have lived, some have died, were the first online during the tragedy of 9/11. however, they were not captured in the relief and recovery. many of them have suffered with respiratory diseases and their families have suffered. some have already lost their lives. it is crucial that we pass this bill. similarly, i'm hoping that we will have come to the floor legislation that will help my constituents in houston, texas, and texas on the relief of hurricane ike where we're trying to extend the health and human services block grant dollars for the thousands of hurricane ike victims that have not been helped. here, too, we need to help those individuals who are now trying to be processed because the federal government dollars came late and came late to catholic charities and other nonprofits who are trying to work. we are waiting on the legislation in the senate. we hope we will be able to move
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this. otherwise, we hope there will be some action by the administration. we can't act on 847 by any other means than to pass this legislation today. so my message is that we must pass this rule because people are in need and they ask this congress, when are you going to stand for the people, stand for the victims of hurricane ike and stand for the first responders of 9/11? i ask my colleagues to support the rule and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker, i yield three minutes to my friend from michigan, mr. rogers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. rogers: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in -- with a little bit of hope that we may have a great awakening in this body of what has been an assault on the manufacturing community of this great country. we've lost over two million manufacturing jobs in the last two years. chinese currency manipulation is directly responsible for a quarter of those job losses.
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according to the economic policy institute, china's currency policy has destroyed almost 5,000 jobs just in my district alone. part of the 68,000 jobs that china has destroyed in michigan. it's part of a larger pattern. 25,000 auto manufacturing jobs have been lost in detroit because of chinese theft of intellectual property. the currency manipulation bill before you has been a long effort, an effort to understand that when they cheat in the market they steal american jobs. we welcome their rise in the economy. we hope we can sell them cars and goods. but we can no longer stand by and let the chinese government and other governments manipulate their currency and do other things that give them an unfair competitive advantage against american workers. given the chance to compete, we will absolutely win that fight, and they know it it and that's
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why they cheat to steal our jobs. you know, around this body, unfortunately, we spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to hate success, taxation to our companies and heavy regulation. adding huge unknown quantity its into this economy. a health care bill that absolutely destroys innovation and absolutely rises the cost of a small business owner in this country. the cap and trade bill that adds so much uncertainty, one of the highest energy tax increases in the history of this country looms over the business community. . tabblings increases -- tax increases set to take effect in december 31 of this year. if you hire somebody in december of this year, about $40,000, that employer has to generate about $55,000 of income just to pay for that one employee. you know what? in january of next year, we have no idea what those costs are going to be. that's why businesses aren't
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hiring. so this step, this recognition to say that we've got to stop borrowing money from the chinese so that we can impact their ability, our ability to help stop this currency manipulation that we know creates an unfair competitive advantage for u.s. manufacturers. i hope that this, again, is the first small step in the recognition that it's not about big programs here and and lots more spending and lots more borrowing and lots more regulation that's going to make america prosper. it is getting the playing field equal and it is getting the way -- getting out of the way of our business and manufacturers around this great country and let them do what they do best. innovate, hire people, create wealth, create prosperity. we have to stop hating success in this country. because if we continue it, you start to hate america. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: thank you, mr.
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speaker. may i inquire as to the amount of time i have left? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has 16 minutes. mr. arcuri: i yield three minutes to the gentleman from new york, mr. serrano. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. serrano: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. serrano: i thank the gentleman for the time and i congratulate the leadership of the house and the members of the new york delegation for bringing the 9/11 bill to the floor. i especially want to thank mrs. maloney, mr. nadler, and mr. king who in a bipartisan fashion have put together this bill. this bill is long overdue. this bill simply says that we recognize the health needs of people who volunteered on that day, who volunteered to go for a long period of time and who were told by the federal government that the air and conditions in that area were safe. these folks now are suffering
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very difficult and complex illnesses that very few doctors and hospitals understand. only certain specialized facilities can manage their health problems. as i said before, the bill has a bipartisan approach. that's something we don't always see around here but we see it on this bill because of the importance and need to do something and do it now. it's been a long time since 9/11. yet we spend a lot of money as we have, as perhaps we should, on the war on terrorism. and that is correct. but there is another war. and it's a war to bring good health care to those who volunteered and those who were contracted to do this work. today i join the new york delegation. i join all members of congress in a bipartisan fashion to say that this bill was long overdue and that we should approve this bill today without any stumbling blocks. just simply come together as members of congress, come together as two parties, come
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together as americans to say thank you and to say the least we can do is to provide this health care for you. in a very thankful way. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker, it's my pleasure to yield two minutes to the distinguished republican whip, mr. cantor. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. cantor: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman from florida. mr. speaker, i rise in opposition to the way this bill has come forward and the rule upon which we are voting. as our surging debt rises to unsustainable levels, the majority's desire to spend and spend shows no signs of abating. but now the american people are speaking up and saying that enough is enough. through the youcut program, the american people have found a vehicle to actively shape how their government spends public dollars. youcut voters have helped house republicans offer more than $120 billion in spending cuts, money that would go straight back to
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the taxpayers if not for the majority's refusal to bring even one single reduction of spending before the house for a vote. this week's winning item is a proposal by the gentleman from minnesota, representative eric paulsen, to finally bring closure to the tarp program and put those moneys towards retiring the national debt. the plan would wall off tarp as a source of funding for any further bailouts, saving the taxpayers several billions of dollars. it would reduce moral hazard across numerous industries and government programs while signaling that the days of bailing out irresponsible decisionmakers are over. under speaker pelosi and president obama, the size and scope of government have ballooned while the private sector work force has shrunk. mr. speaker the answer to our economy's ills does not rest in more spending, taxation, and government regulation. it rests in private sector growth, entrepreneurship, and innovation. spurred by lower taxes and economic freedom. that's why, mr. speaker, we must
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move force fully to trim spending and focus like a laser on fostering an economic atmosphere conducive to investment, innovation, and job creation. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to yield two minutes to the distinguished gentlewoman from new york, the sponsor of the 9/11 bill, the speak -- to speak about what we are here on the floor today to talk about and that's the rule regarding the 9/11 bill. mrs. maloney. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for two minutes. mrs. maloney: i thank my colleague from the great state of new york for his leadership on this bill and outstanding leadership in so many other ways and so many other areas to help our great state. i strongly support and rise in support of the rule. the time is now to pass the james zadroga 9/11 health and compensation act. legislation that is overwhelmingly supported by americans across our country. this is not a new york issue. our nation was attacked.
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and those who are suffering come from all 50 states. and 428 of the 435 congressional districts nationwide, nearly every member of congress, has constituents who lost their health because of the attacks. for these americans the 9/11 attacks are not history but are an ongoing nightmare that is slowly robbing them of their health, their strength, their livelihood, and in worse cases, their lives. the attacks of -- caused all kinds of terrible health problems that are unique to 9/11. 9/11 responders have received a lot of awards and praise, but what they tell me is what they really need is their health care. and this bill provides health care to all who need it, monitoring for those who are exposed to the deadly toxins, and assistance for the survivors of the a-- attack.
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it will also open the frl victims compensation fund. it is fully paid for. after pearl hashon, congress passed health care and financial relief for the civilians and responders who helped salvage or pacific fleet. it is time for congress to do the same for 9/11 responders and survivors. i thank the entire new york dell gation, especially -- delegation, especially congressman king and nadler and their staffs who have worked almost every day for a year with my staff and others to bring this bill to the floor. our responders and our survivors were there for us. we need to be there for them. and in today's debate i hope that all members will put politics aside and in a bipartisan way -- mr. arcuri: i yield an additional half minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized.
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mrs. maloney: i thank the gentleman. i am urging all members in a bipartisan way on both sides of the aisle to put politics aside and to honor and respect the sacrifice made by so many americans on 9/11. i thank the leadership on both sides of the aisle, particularly speaker pelosi, and leader hoyer. and i yield back to my colleague. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back her time. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: i yield two minutes to my friend from illinois, mr. manzullo. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. manzullo: mr. speaker, i speak in favor of the currency reform for fair trade act, h.r. 2378. this day has been long in coming. in 2003 i was one of the first members of congress to introduce legislation to stop currency undervaluation, especially by china. there have been some modest progress taken -- taking place over the years, but the overall practice continues the detriment
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of our manufacturers. colleagues in northern illinois have a real unemployment rate between 18% and 25%. we can't wait any longer for more promises to solve this problem in the future. just listen to one of my constituents, jerry, from rockford, was quoted on august 30 of this year. we have done work for big manufacturer in chicago for 20 years. all of a sudden we lost a lot of their business because they decided to move the work to china, he said. he asked the chicago company what he had to do to get the work back. the pricings we were getting from china are close to what we were getting. i think i could do the work for that amount but the company refused. their management said anyone in america has to be 30% under the chinese price and i can't do that, end of quote. that's about the extent of the valuation of the chinese r.m.b.
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i support the new version of the legislation to combat exchange rate under valuation by china and other countries. we have to take a stand and stop china from making their imports cheaper in the u.s. and our exports more expensive going to china. one study estimates that correction of all the asian currency undervaluations would cut the global u.s. trade deficit by about $100 billion and generate at least 700,000 american jobs. this legislation provides another weapon in our trade arsenal to empower trade enforcement officials to confront unfair trade practices by china and others. if you want to stop chinese imports coming in at predatory prices and give or manufacturers and farms a chance to compete, then support the currency reform bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield two minutes to my colleague and friend from new york, representative weiner.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. weiner: within the next 30 minutes or so, about four, perhaps five buses of people are going to arrive on the west front of the capital and walk in here and fill up these chambers. these are people who almost every single one of them, are to some degree a victim of september 11. they are people who aren't going to run very fast, although they are -- they were not so long ago very healthy. these are people who after september 11 not because it was their job, although some of them are professional firefighters and first responders, but because they are patriotic americans. they went down to ground zero and with their hands literally helped dig out our city and our country. it was not just from new york. we all remember iconically the day after september 11 if you stood on the west side highway of manhattan and looked at the license plates of the fire trucks, of the cars, of the ambulances they were from all around the country.
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every single district, 434, in fact, of the 435 districts, had someone who has that 9/11 call. nine years later, nine years later, 900 americans have died from 9/11 related illnesses. they are going to come here and they are going to fill up these galleries and they don't know from a motion to recommit, suspension, they don't know what the rule is, they don't know what the number is. all that they know is that by degrees every single day they are dying. they are dying from diseases they didn't have. these are some of the most vigorous people you can imagine. the fact they are coming here, you are going to see people in wheelchairs who on that day were healthy and vigorous. james zadroga, for whom the bill was named, one of the fittest guys but dead today because of 9/11. this is a fierce political time of year. no one's more political than i. no one's more partisan 2457b i. i'm proud to be a democrat. i'm going to fight very hard to
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win my election and make sure you guys lose yours. if there's one day of the year, if there's one item on the calendar where people like me and peter king are working shoulder to shoulder and we are trying to figure out a way to do the right thing and put aside politics, this should be the day. 30 additional seconds? mr. arcuri: additional minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. weiner: this is the day we can stand up and say, you know what, if you really believe philosophically you can't do this, vote no. let's try to talk about this in a serious and adult way. if this is the last thing we do in this congress, less in a bipartisan way, go home to our constituents to say to those people in the galleries we understand and get it. they are the first casualties of the war in afghanistan. and the amount of money we are going to spend would not support the war in afghanistan more than 11 days. these people have been waiting nine years. let's not have any more people die because of the attacks of september 11. let's passion the september 11 act that was sponsored by peter king and carolyn maloney and
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jerrold nadler. this is something that affects every single district in this country. let us do the right thing. if you believe the right thing is to take care of these people, please vote yes on the rule. please vote yes on the bill. please vote no on any troublesome amendment to the bill that come up later. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: i yield one minute to the great young leader from north carolina, mr. mchenry. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. . mr. mchenry: thank you. i thank my colleague for yielding. i rise to support the youcut proposal on the floor that would end the bailouts permanently. the troubled assets relief program, so-called tarp program, which we all know and dislike as the bailout. this is our opportunity to vote to cut this billions of dollars worth of spending that washington has propagated in the last few years. namely, within this bill -- within this vote is a home affordable mortgage program.
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great idea. fantastic idea to give mortgage relief to those that are trying to make ends meet and make their payments. unfortunately, this program has been an abject failure. it's modified 230,000 mortgages but cost billions of dollars. far from its goals of three million mortgage modifications. so the folks that participate in this program are later rejected for permanent modification. they end up three months behind in their mortgage, show delinquency on their credit report and at the same time end up worse off than if the program had never existed. president obama's proposal here is absolutely the wrong approach. and moreover it's just another symptom of the bailout culture of washington, d.c. so vote -- so cut spending. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield three minutes to the gentleman from florida, my
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colleague from the rules committee, mr. hastings. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. hastings: thank you very much, mr. speaker. i thank my colleague on the rules committee, my good friend, mr. arcuri. mr. speaker, as vice chairman of the permanent select committee on intelligence, i know that the intelligence community is the first line of defense against terrorists, proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and other rogue elements who wish to do us harm here at home and across the globe. this legislation for the first time since 2004 is an opportunity to guide the 16 agencies of the intelligence community while making significant strides and improving oversight of the intelligence community. i've had the honor and privilege of meeting many of our intelligence professionals during my oversight travel as a member of the intelligence committee. i cannot overstate how much i appreciate and am humbled by their service. the past year has been a busy one for the intelligence community.
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there have been some very low points, including the loss of seven brave americans in an attack on the c.i.a. in afghanistan and an attack on the airport. there has been some high points, like the russian intelligence and the significant intelligence gained by the c.i.a. and d.o.d. but the danger is as high as it ever was. our enemies are motivated to strike us as they've always have been. the constant threat from violent extremists reinforces that now more than ever. we must give the intelligence community the resources and flexibility it needs to thwart the continuing and emerging threats to u.s. national security. since 2004, this country has gone without an intelligence authorization bill. each year the house intelligence committee has passed a bill, but we've not seen one signed into law in recent years. the intelligence community
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needs strong and independent oversight. this bill would make great strides in that direction. first, it would create a statutory inspector general for the anti-intelligence community. this bill also contains a new provision that i believe the chairman talked about in reforming the gang of eight process. i believe that the administration has a statutory and constitutional duty to keep members of the entire intelligence community fully informed, and this bill for the first time requires all members of the intelligence committees to get information about all covert actions. the bill also stresses the challenges of g.a.o. access to the intelligence community, a priority subject for many of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle. it directs the d.n.i. in conjunction with the comptroller general to issue access to information and
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possession of the intelligence community. in my tenure, mr. speaker, on the committee i've consistently pushed for greater diversity in the intelligence community. i've stated time and again that the intelligence community is not diverse enough to doth job -- may i please have a minute? mr. arcuri: i yield one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. hastings: of stealing and analyzing foreign countries' secrets. we need people who blend in, people who look like america and that includes every aspect from arab to asian to latin to african-american, women, the whole nine yards. mr. speaker, i'm pleased that after several years we finally stand on the verge of enactment of an intelligence authorization act. i believe it's good for the congress and for the intelligence community and for the american people. mr. speaker, i want to take this moment to personally thank chairman silvestre reyes and
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the staff for their hard work in seeing this bill to fruition. this will be my last time on speaking on a rule in the intelligence committee for the reason that now after 10 years i will no longer serve on that committee. it has been a humbling experience, and i'm delighted and privileged that i've been given that opportunity in this great country of ours. thank you, mr. speaker, and thank you, mr. arcuri. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker, it's my privilege to yield three minutes to my friend from indiana, mr. pence. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. pence: i thank the gentleman for yielding, and i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. pence: mr. speaker, i rise in opposition to the rule, not just for what's in it but for what's not in it. this rule will allow a vote on three separate pieces of legislation, none of which will allow the republicans and
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democrats in congress who support extending all current tax relief to have an up or down vote before we adjourn for this campaign season. and the truth is what's happening in washington, d.c., this week is just unconscionable. democrats are putting their politics over your prosperity. the economic policies of this administration have failed. 15 million americans are unemployed. millions more have given up even looking for work, but now speaker pelosi and the democrat majority want to impose one of the largest tax increases in our country's history on job creators in less than 100 days. and they won't even allow a vote on the floor to extend all tax relief. mr. speaker, raising taxes on job creators won't create jobs,
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but democrats are poised to embrace one of the largest tax increases in history in one of the worst economies of my lifetime and it must not stand. the american people deserve to know washington democrats are putting saving their job ahead of saving yours. mr. speaker, higher taxes won't get anybody hired. congress must not vote to adjourn. we must not leave this chamber before we permit a fair and open, up or down vote to prevent higher taxes on any american in january of next year. house republicans say no extension of all tax relief for every american, no adjournment. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: i would reserve the
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balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker, on the heels of consideration of legislation last week that i referred to as junior tarp when the majority added another $30 billion to the nation's debt, i think it seems fitting that we republicans are bringing forward another youcut proposal voted on and recommended by the american people. the people are really sounding alarm and we have to change course. we must focus on reducing the size of government and not continue programs that dig our fiscal hole deeper and deeper. and this process is going to require bipartisanship.
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and certainly i hope that the nation can witness bipartisanship soon, but we're not seeing it yet. and that's worrisome. over the last week, participants in republican whip cantor's youcut initiative voting on programs for us to bring to this floor for cutting spending. to date, participants in that program have voted to cut $150 billion in spending. this week the participants in that program voted to end the tarp program. i was surprised to learn that tarp is still scheduled to spend billions of dollars in the next years. we must take action to end tarp now. i will be asking members to vote no on the previous question so that we can have a
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vote on congressman paulsen's bill on ending tarp. i'd like to remind the membership that a no vote on the previous question will not preclude consideration on the underlying legislation before us today. let me take a minute at this point, if i may, mr. speaker, as a point of personal privilege. this may be the last rule that i come to the floor to debate because in january, as you know, i will be leave congress. and it's been an extraordinary honor to be a member of the united states congress for 18 years to represent an honorable and hardworking constituency. i will -- i will leave congress in january with a sense of duty
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fulfilled, mr. speaker, with infinity -- infinite love and admiration for the most generous and noble nation in history, the united states of america. and with profound gratitude to my wonderful staff for their hard work and their loyalty in representing our constituents and the nation. and gratitude to all of my colleagues. for the honor of having been able to serve with them. at this point i reserve the balance of my time as i ask my friend, mr. arcuri, if he has any other speakers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: i have no additional speakers, and i'm ready to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time.
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the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker, at this point i move that the how do now adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the motion is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the noes have it. mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: we ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those favoring a vote by the yeas and nays will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes i will electronic device. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are two, 409, the nays. one present. the motion is not adopted. the house will come to order.
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we will proceed with the debate. house comes to order. time remaining, the gentleman from florida has seven minutes. the gentleman from new york has 4 1/2 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: mr. speaker, i am ready to close. i would reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to insert the text of the amendment and extraneous materials immediately prior to the vote on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. diaz-balart: at this time, i yield the balance of our time to
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the distinguished republican leader, mr. boehner. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. boehner: mr. speaker, my colleagues, in a few minutes we are going to have a series of votes. >> mr. speaker, the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is correct. the house will be in order. please remove your conversations from the floor. the gentleman can proceed. mr. boehner: as i was saying we are going to have a series of votes here in a few minutes. one of those votes is going to be on the adjournment resolution. that will allow the house to adjourn sometime over the next few days until november 15.
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american people are asking the question where are the jobs? and this congress has an obligation to help get our economy moving again and get the american people back to work. we have had time all year to move job-killing policies -- the speaker pro tempore: will the gentleman suspend. if we could clear the aisle there at the very back of the speaker's right. we'll proceed. if staff could either sit down or leave it would be greatly appreciated. the gentleman can proceed. mr. boehner: we have had time all year to move a lot of job-killing policies, but yet we've got no time to do a
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budget, no time to move any appropriation bills which means no opportunity to cut spending. earlier this year there were 100 economists, sent a letter to the president saying, mr. president, if you cut spending now it will help our economy. but i do believe that we have an obligation to help end the uncertainty that is affecting american families and small businesses all across the country. and we ought to be cutting spending and, yes, we ought to end the uncertainty about what the tax rates are going to be at the beginning of the year. the idea that we are going to leave here and not extend all of the current tax rates to end the uncertainty is an irresponsibility on the part of this congress. and how any member can vote to adjourn and punt this into a
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lame duck session, i think, is putting your election above the needs of your constituents. the american people sent us here to do their work. we are not here to do our work to get re-elected. and i'm going to ask all of my colleagues vote no on this adjournment resolution. give the house an opportunity in a fair and open debate to extend all of the current tax rates. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the time of the gentleman from florida has expired. the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: i would like to begin by thanking my friend and colleague, mr. diaz-balart, for his able management of this rule and also to wish him well. this will be the last time that
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we will be managing a rule together. i wish him well in the future. i'd like to thank my friend from the other side of the aisle for their impassioned remarks during our debate. when all is said and done, this rule is about three things and three things only. it's about security. it's about the intelligence re-authorization bill of 2010. it's about the economy and the currency manipulation bill, and most of all it's about doing the right thing. it's about the 9/11 bill and doing the right thing for the people who have been injured. mr. speaker, for these reasons i urge my colleagues to support the rule and allow us to do just that. i yield back the balance of my time. and move the previous question on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on ordering the previous question on the resolution. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. >> i ask for the yeas and nays on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those favoring a vote by the yeas and nays will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20,
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further proceedings on this question will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. arcuri: mr. speaker, i send to the desk a privileged concurrent resolution and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the concurrent resolution. the clerk: house concurrent resolution 321. resolved, that when the house adjourns on any legislative day from wednesday, september 29, 2010, through friday, october 8, 2010, on a motion offered pursuant to this concurrent resolution it stand adjourned until 2:00 p.m. on monday, november 15, 2010, or until the time of any reassembly pursuant to section 2 of this concurrent resolution. which ever occurs first. and that when the senate recesses or adjourns on any day from wednesday, september 29, 2010, through friday, november 12, 2010, on a motion offered pursuant to this concurrent
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resolution by it's majority leader or his designee it stand recessed or adjourned until noon on monday, november 15, 2010 or such other time on that day has may be specified on the motion to recess or adjourn or until the time of any reassembly pursuant to sks 2 of this concurrent resolution, which ever occurs first. section 2, the speaker of the house and the majority leader of the senate or their respected disegg knees acting jointly after consultation with the minority leader of the house and the minority leader of the senate shall notify the members of the house and the senate respectively to reassemble at such place and time as they may designate in their opinion the public interest shall warrant it. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the concurrent resolution. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the concurrent resolution is agreed to. the gentleman from california. mr. dreier: i ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those favoring a vote by the yeas and nays will rise.
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a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, this 15-minute vote on adopting the concurrent resolution 321 will be followed by five-minute votes on ordering the previous question on house resolution 1674 and adopting resolution 1674 if ordered. this is a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 210. the nays are 209. the concurrent resolution is agreed to. without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. the unfinished business is op the vote on ordering the previous question on house resolution 1674 on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 241, house resolution 1674, resolution providing for consideration of the bill h.r. 847, to amend the public health service act to extend and improve protections and services to individuals directly impacted by the terrorist attack of new york city on september 11, 2001, and for other purposes.
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providing for consideration of the bill h.r. 2378, to amend title 7 of the tariff act of 1930 to clarify that fundamental exchange rate misalignment by any foreign nation is actionable under united states countervailing and anti-dumping laws and for other purposes and providing for consideration of the senate amendment to the bill h.r. 2701, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for intelligence and intelligence related activities of the united states government to community management count and the central intelligence agency retirement and disability system, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on ordering the previous question. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 235. the noes are 183. the previous question is ordered. the question is on adoption of the resolution. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the -- mr. dreier: i ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays have been requested. those favoring a vote by the yeas and nays will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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